On Thursday 17th July 2008, the Bellevue Ballroom at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre came alive, as the WA Olympic Council hosted the largest and most prestigious Olympic function ever held in Western Australia.
The Australian Olympic Committee's announcement today of the Cycling and Equestrian Sections of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team has seen Western Australia's representation reach a final total of 48 athletes out of the total team size of approximately 434.
Western Australia has continued its impressive contribution to Australia's men's water polo Olympic history by securing three players in the 2008 Australian Olympic Team while Shawn Redhage has also been selected for men's basketball.
Three Western Australian men's hockey players will head to Beijing in August aiming to repeat the Kookaburra's Athens gold medal performance after they were named in the 2008 Australian Olympic Team today.
Four athletics and two canoe/kayak selections in the past 24 hours have seen the number of Western Australian athletes officially named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team jump to 28.
Western Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Casey Dellacqua has continued her stellar 2008 tennis season by today being offically named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team.
Seven Western Australian athletes have this afternoon been named as members of the record rowing squad that will be representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman Geoffrey J Henke AO has been named a life member of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recognising a lifetime of service to Australian and international winter sports.
Shooter Robyn Van Nus has become the sixth Western Australian to be officially announced as a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team, after Australian International Shooting finalised the team over the weekend.
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Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.